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Job Title: 5411 - Epidemiologist
Job Number: 2024-00740
Organization: Pima County Health Department
Posted: 5/15/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tucson,  AZ    USA
Compensation: $57,607.00 - $80,649.00 Annually
Position Description: Salary Grade: 13

Pay Range Hiring Range: $57,607 - $69,128 Annually Full Range: $57,607 - $80,649 Annually

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.

The Epidemiologist within the Informatics and Data Services Team will support the Pima County Health Department by offering informatics and data services, including data collection, management, and analysis, for public health reporting. They will work closely with all departmental programs to enhance data collection, storage, and analysis systems throughout the department. Duties/Responsibilities: (Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

Coordinates, participates, or oversees public health activities, including statistical analysis, communicable disease investigations and interventions, and related surveillance systems;

Researches and investigates morbidity, mortality and natality data to discover, document and report distribution and changes in disease and disability patterns;

Analyzes geographic, physiologic, sociologic, economic, occupational and other environmental factors pertinent to existing disease and disability patterns;

Develops research models and associated implementation procedures;

Designs, implements, conducts and evaluates surveillance programs and case-control studies;

Monitors disease patterns to detect increases or potential epidemics;

Interprets statistical analysis of diseases and disability patterns;

Organizes and implements disease control intervention and prevention strategies for mitigating the spread of disease;

Consults with and advises clinicians, government health officials and others regarding various disease detection, treatment and containment measures;

Investigates potential environmental factors relating to suspected disease or other health problems and provides assessments and recommends intervention controls to management;

Researches material and develops and presents public health training and information programs in environmental issues, wellness, disease prevention and health promotion to the public and healthcare providers;

Develops and maintains databases to facilitate departmental work;

Collects, documents, packages and transports laboratory specimens, e.g., blood, throat swabs, fecal matter, etc., for analysis per protocols and Universal Precautions;

May lead and participate with other departmental staff in providing on-call and emergency support for public health aspects of unusual or disaster events.


Knowledge of:

principles, practices and techniques of epidemiologic investigation; principles, practices and techniques of research, analysis, and reporting; principles, practices and techniques of biostatistics; principles, practices and techniques of disease control, prevention, and intervention; principles, practices and techniques of public health; principles of served population group behavior and dynamics in a public health setting; principles and techniques for providing responsive client service to a diverse population; database development, maintenance and utilization; demographics of the community; principles of Health Equity; principles of Social vulnerability and determinants of health; principles, practices, techniques and protocols for collection of bio-samples; principles and techniques of developing and presenting training on public health issues; principles of emergency planning and procedures for emergency response to significant events having public health implications or impact; National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Base Incident Command System. Skill in:

performing epidemiological investigative work; planning, researching, analyzing, and reporting; communicating effectively, both orally and in writing; developing and implementing research models; performing other bio-sampling techniques per protocols; interpreting statistics; developing and delivering educational materials and training programs on selected public health topics to a wide audience; developing planning for disease control, intervention, and prevention plans; use of computer-based resources for the preparation of reports and correspondence, developing and maintaining databases and performing statistical and like analyses of data.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in biology, microbiology, public health, biostatistics, biochemistry, medical anthropology, nursing or a related scientific or social science field identified by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment and two years of experience in epidemiological investigative activities.

(Relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

Degree in epidemiology, public health, or closely related field. Experience working with social, environmental, behavioral, and/or economic determinants of health. Experience using business intelligence tools, including data mapping products. Experience identifying data system problems and creating models to analyze department data analysis needs. Experience with interoperability including databases, data linking, and data system integration. Selection Procedure:

Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information: Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant’s suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services’ review and approval of the candidate’s driving record. Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre- employment background screening to include verification of work history, education, and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County. Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this category may have a high risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Hepatitis B vaccine will be provided. Employees in this classification must have reliable access to a properly registered and insured vehicle for travel between work sites; employee use of own vehicle will be reimbursed, per County policies. Physical/Sensory Requirements: Positions within this category may be required to move and manipulate objects and equipment of various weights and sizes and stand or sit for extended periods of time. EEO Information: Pima County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce and will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, kinship, political interest, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 8/15/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Yamira Rivera Avila,  5411 - Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 150 W Congress
4th floor
Tucson   AZ  85701
United States
Contact Location: 150 W Congress
  4th floor
  Tucson   AZ  85701
  United States
Contact Phone: 5207248337 
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